My Marmot Superhero used to be my goto, but I often found it too warm and the high collar too technical looking. Enter the Epsilon. It could be the perfect fall/spring jacket, except I find myself grabbing it as I run out of the house in the winter. The only problem I've had is that wearing it so often I'm getting it quite dirty. I may need to buy another to keep clean.
FYI 6'2" 170lbs. Tall and skinny and the Large fits perfect.
I'm not from Marmot, but can answer for you. Nope. Sounds like youve got the same problem I do, long legs, little waist. Check out Arcteryx gear for tall skinny guys stuff. Also, Mountain Hardwear is starting to put some stuff out in long lengths.
Way worth the 15 bucks. I usually tie my axe into my harness, but there are occasions when I want to leash up to the wrist. It is very easy to adjust for length, and comfortable even on an ungloved wrist. Toss the tied webbing and get a leash!
This axe works exactly liek it should, no more, no less. It is light enough to satisfy my desires, and cheap enough to satisfy my wife's.
FWIW, I am 6'2 with a 34-35" inseam and carry the 70cm for 90% of my travels.
This helmet is fantastic. It fits well, and vents great. A little heavier than some of the new ultralighters out there, but comfort is great. I really love the padding system. It soaks up sweat like noones business, and seems to channel it to the sides of your face, an important feature during our 110+ degree days here.
I was on the search for a lightweight aluminum crampon for my non-crampon-compatible boots. For the money these are the best in my opinion. They strap on super easy, cinch securely, and come off easy. I think the second points are a bit over-aggressive, as they are NOT for mixed or vertical climbing, but they do look really cool.
One thing to note, they tabs are fairly narrow. I had to do some creative filing on my LaSportiva mountaineering boots to get them to fit easily, but it was minor and only took a few minutes.
I wanted a softshell to be a softshell. Not an insulating layer. This is a softshell. It does have insulating properties (light fleece layer) in places where snow could accumulate (darker red on shoulders/arms/back) as well as tougher material in these place. It is plenty warm for warm weather alpine activities. Most of the time we are pulling our softshells off while pushing, and pulling down on while standing still, this is the perfect in-between layer.
I'm 6'2" 172lbs with longish arms. Wear a 15 1/2, 35/36 shirt with 42 chest. I bought a large and it fits great.
Got these to replace my Uvex Sportsters.
They fit a medium sized face well, but look huge on a small face. The arms are very comfortable, and far enough from the temples to wear over helmet straps without an interference. The lenses are kinda wierd the first few times you change them. I keep feeling like I am going to break the frames snapping them in. Tim will tell.
The white is really, really bright white, like blinding white.
They don't come with a cleaning cloth, and require you to grab the front and rear of the lense to change.
The lenses dont fit well in the space provided in the case.
good looking design
great optical clarity, especially the red lens
awesome nosepiece stays put even when drenched in sweat
Great glasses, worth the money.
The liner glove alone is worth the price. The mittens do fit a little small, I would size up one size. Very warm and adequate for most of the Americas. I'm with +1Time on the palms. Very tough, and grippy, but you do lose much feeling with the palms. The Duoclinch gauntlet closure is awesome. Very simple and quick to use.
I'm not a big lens kinda guy. I actually kind of against the whole hollywood, oversized glasses fad because, well, I remember what we looked like when we wore oversized glasses in the late 80's, not pretty. But these glasses rock. They look stylish without looking too L.A., but where they really shine is in the lenses, the clarity is awesome, without being too dark to wear into the dusk hours.
It is not as comfortable when on hanging belays, but as the previous reviewer stated, is awesome at keeping you head up in a fall.
The mountain rescue team I'm a member of is making the transition to the Safe Tech's as our team gear. The full strength loops and rear belay make it awesome for rescue, and the adjustable drop on the leg loops is great for when you use varying garments under your harness (alpine, rock, summer, etc).
I'm 6'2" and skinny and have a hard time finding jackets that don't make my monkey arms look even monkeyer. This is a very nice jacket for kicking around town or maybe slow easy nighttime skiing/boarding. It is very warm for my area, so I've been a little limited on the amount that I've gotten to use it. Probably the best sitting-around-the-campfire-lying-to-eachother jacket I've got.
I used the Kelty LIght Year XP 20 this fall on a Mt. Whitney summit trip. The bag is very light, and compresses nicely for a synthetic bag (although the included stuff sack is a wierd shape).
My only beef is with the foot vents. While they could be nice if you overheat, I seemed to keep pushing aside the baffle in my sleep, causing a lack of insulation for my footsies.
I did use this bag down to 17 degrees F and was warm with my insulating layers on. (except for the feet of course)
I did return the bag, but would still recommend it if you're not pushing the temperature rating to the limit.
I ain't gonna lie, I bought two of these jerseys when I got my new bicycle, because they matched my frame. I may not be that fast, but I sure as heck look the part.
The jerseys are awesome. I wasn't sure about the zippered pocket, but have found it's awesome for the ID/cash/keys.
The only thing bad about the jersey is that it's shorter than most jerseys, making me self conscious about whether or not I'm showing a little bare midrift to the cute chicks in the car next to me at the stoplight.
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